Releases Podcast on Economic Forecast for the Triangle Area

Raleigh, NC, January 25, 2007 --(, a blog providing information to people interested in relocating to the Triangle, has announced the release of a podcast on the current and future economic factors that are shaping life in the Triangle for 2007.

In the podcast, Dr. John Silvia, chief economist for Wachovia, addresses the Triangle’s current economic status, as well as discusses the future economic forecast for the Triangle, with a focus on relocation to the area. The podcast is now available for download at

“The Triangle is one of the most popular areas in the state,” said Silvia. “This podcast is a great resource for those who currently live here, as well as for those who are considering relocating.”

Relocate Triangle is a blog dedicated to providing information to people moving to the Triangle. Created by the staff at MMI Associates, Inc., the Web site is a collaboration of the different lessons and experiences the staff and others have learned while living in the Triangle. The Web site will include information on apartment hunting, traveling, real estate, restaurant reviews, upcoming events and shopping. For more information, please visit the website or email

About Dr. John E. Silvia:
Dr. John E. Silvia joined Wachovia Bank in February 2002 as Chief Economist after working on Capitol Hill as Senior Economist for the US Senate Joint Economic Committee and Chief Economist for the US Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. Prior to Capitol Hill, he was Chief Economist of Kemper Funds and Managing Director of Scudder Kemper Investments, Inc. Dr. Silvia is a member of the Blue Chip Panel of Economic Forecasters, Director of the National Association of Business Economist (NABE), a member of the Economic Advisory Committee at the American Bankers Association and President of the Charlotte Economics Club. Dr. Silvia has served on economic advisory committees to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Public Securities Association. He received his Master’s degree from Brown University and his Ph.D. from Northeastern University.

Patty Briguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.

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Patty Briguglio